This Shrimp Fajita Rice Bowl Recipe is a quick dinner recipe with bold Mexican flavors. Loads of shrimp, peppers and onions with plenty of fajita seasoning served over rice with fresh cilantro.
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Gluten Free Shrimp Recipes
Over the last few weeks I have been trying very hard to eat gluten free. I am hoping it helps with some inflammatory issues I am having but it is a real struggle for me to not starve to death. Honestly, I have a serious love affair with grains…whether it is cereal, toast, pasta or Cheetos I just hear those carbs calling to me from my pantry. I have had to change the way I eat rather drastically but so far so good.
Easy Shrimp Recipes
Last week I made my Shrimp Fajita Omelette which was delicious and this week I decided to stay with the fajita theme and make a rice bowl with the same sort of ingredients. I picked up some fresh cilantro from the grocery store since mine in the garden did not survive the last freezer. I topped it with a bit of store bought queso because…well, everything tastes better with cheese on it!
Hopefully you like this Shrimp Fajita Rice Bowl recipe and remember that you CAN make dinner in less than 15 minutes with whole, fresh ingredients! If you are looking for more quick shrimp recipes, try my grilled shrimp with cheddar grits.
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Tip for Making Rice Bowls
For fast weeknight meals, make up rice on the weekend and store in the fridge. Also, keeping precooked, frozen shrimp already peeled in the freezer makes for a quick protein source that takes only minutes to thaw! I highly recommend a cast iron wok for sauteing this recipe in.
Shrimp Fajita Rice Bowl Recipe
- 4 cups cooked rice, warm
- 3 TBSP olive oil
- 1/2 green bell pepper, sliced
- 1/2 onion, sliced
- 2 cups frozen cooked shrimp, thawed with shells removed
- 1 TBSP fajita seasoning
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1/3 cup queso, melted
- Heat olive oil in cast iron wok over medium heat.
- Add peppers and onions and saute 5 minutes or until starting to wilt
- Add cooked shrimp and fajita seasoning. Saute 3 to 4 minutes to heat through
- Put warm rice into bowls and top with fajita mixture
- Add cilantro and queso to taste
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 648Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 220mgSodium: 1474mgCarbohydrates: 79gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 34g
Nutrition information not always accurate
Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke! Learn more about her HERE.